Department of Music & Theatre
Brian David Sloan is delighted to return to UNA. He was last seen here as Happy in the 2011 production of Death of a Salesman.
A native of Johnson City, Tennessee, Brian has spent the last seventeen years in New York City as an actor, writer, and comedian. Brian graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and continued his education and post-graduate work in London, studying Shakespeare at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and completing his classical training at Drama Studio London. He was proud to play the role of Griever in the critically acclaimed UK-Debut of Craig Lucas’ Blue Window at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In New York, some of Brian’s favorite Shakespearean roles include “Launce” in Two Gentleman Of Verona, and Jacques in As You Like It, both of which he performed in the NYC “Shakespeare in the Parks” Festivals. Brian is a Company Member of Axis Theatre, NYC, where he played Cinna in Julius Caesar, and where he is a regular cast-member of their annual episodic serial, Hospital, which has become an underground cult-classic in NYC’s Downtown theatre scene during its twelve-year run.
Brian has also performed his original story-telling and stand-up comedy all over NYC, and he has been featured at the internationally known Gotham Comedy Club, where he has had the good fortune of sharing the stage with great comics like Jim Gaffigan and Jerry Seinfeld.
Most recently, Brian is excited to be featured as “The Bartender” in James E. Duff’s independent film, Hank and Asha, which won this year’s “Audience Award” at the prestigious Slamdance Film Festival and is currently being released theatrically all across America, from NYC to Los Angeles. Look for it soon on Netflix!